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Work Life

There are many teams at Culture Trip, spread across three offices in London, Tel Aviv and New York. We come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, but have one unifying mission: we want to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and connect with the world around them.

At a time when walls are going up and the focus is so often placed on what separates or divides us, we at Culture Trip believe it’s more important than ever to nurture an open-minded, culturally inquisitive world by highlighting what unites us all as human beings.

Everyone at Culture Trip, from engineers and data scientists to creators and sales and marketers, wants to look outwards, learn about, and embrace the world in all its complexity and difference.

At Culture Trip we tell stories and create content; we design products and deliver amazing user experiences; we combine technology and creativity to break new ground, help people explore and plan their journeys, and strive to bring the world closer together.

Dr Kris Naudts

Dr Kris Naudts

CEO & Founder
Jerusalem
Dr Kris Naudts trained as a medical doctor and psychiatrist in Belgium and began his career in academic psychiatry at the prestigious Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London. He later became medical director at a private psychiatric hospital. Kris holds five degrees - in medicine, general and forensic psychiatry and psychology, and a PhD in neuroscience. Kris founded Culture Trip to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship, culture and creativity. After several years of bootstrapping, Kris raised more than $100m in funding to propel Culture Trip into its next phase of growth. He speaks (and reads) Dutch, English, French and German. When not working, you can find him reading, travelling or in a theatre, jazz club or art gallery.
Dr Nick Jakobi

Dr Nick Jakobi

Chief Product Officer
Brighton
Nick has a PhD in evolutionary robotics and worked at several artificial intelligence startups before joining Google as one of their first European product managers in 2006. During nearly eight years at Google, Nick worked on YouTube, emerging markets and offers. He then joined State, a social network, and later to Facebook in 2014 as the lead PM on the brand solutions team. Nick joined Culture Trip in 2017 to build out the product, design and data science teams.
Dmitry Shishkin

Dmitry Shishkin

Chief Content Officer
London
Dmitry enjoys working on the intersection of creative and tech. Originally from Moscow, he joined Culture Trip from the BBC World Service, where he worked as digital development editor for 41 foreign language news teams. Before that Dmitry worked in various senior editorial development roles for the digital part of BBC News. His passions in life, apart from his family, are reading, cooking and travelling as well as walking his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Charlie.
Anne Bourgeois-Vignon

Anne Bourgeois-Vignon

Executive Creative Director
Salina
Anne’s interests lie at the intersection of arts and culture, innovation and media. Anne previously held the role of global digital director at Magnum Photos where she led Magnum’s digital publishing activities, including launching magnumphotos.com. Anne has also held roles as creative content director of NOWNESS (Dazed Media) and Photography Director of Forward Publishing (WPP Group). Anne is passionate about photography, yoga, and sourdough. Food is a major motivation.
Mike Fox

Mike Fox

Chief Marketing Officer
Hamburg
Mike’s career started in planning at advertising agencies, before moving client-side to Sony Electronics and Snapple Beverages. Next he worked in CNN’s Strategic Integration Group before, in 2009, he joined Facebook’s monetization team and helped build the teams that grew Facebook’s annual advertising business to $12 Billion in five years. Since leaving Facebook in 2014, Mike has worked as CMO and CRO on early stage startups. Mike can be found outdoors when he’s not working, either skiing, mountain biking, or playing golf.
Inbal Rosenshtock

Inbal Rosenshtock

SVP R&D
Tel Aviv
Passionate about technology, Inbal graduated from the Technion in Haifa, Israel, with a BSc in Information Systems. Inbal joined Elbit Systems as a real time developer in the avionics field, and in her next roles she worked on big data environments. Directly prior to Culture Trip, Inbal was vice president of research and development for C-B4, a predictive analytics startup. An enthusiastic artist, Inbal tries to travel as much of the world as possible and is always thinking of her next adventure.
Andy Washington

Andy Washington

SVP Travel
Dubrovnik
Andy has extensive leadership, commercial and operations experience acquired with major travel, leisure, technology and retail companies in a local, regional and global capacity. He started his career at the Rank Group, before progressing with experience in Tour Operating, Aviation and Online Retailing with rapid career development at Cosmos, lastminute.com, Thomascook.com, Expedia/ebookers.com, and the Emirates Group. In his spare time, he is a family man with three children and is the manager of the Bromley youth football team.
Kathelijne Beckers

Kathelijne Beckers

General Counsel
New York
After studying law in Belgium and Italy, Kathelijne worked as a lawyer in Brussels. Prior to joining Culture Trip, Kathelijne worked as legal counsel at Materialise, a global 3D printing services provider listed on Nasdaq, where she worked on a number of M&A projects and software and technology transactions, and advised on securities laws and filings. Kathelijne is a member of the Disruptive General Counsel Network. In her spare time Kathelijne enjoys travelling, running, swimming, and baking cookies for her family and friends. Kathelijne loves New York for the energy it exudes.